Gavin Quigley

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Using the Ektachem-700 multilayer film analyzer, we defined age- and sex-specific reference intervals for 20 analytes in sera from a healthy population of neonates and children ages one to 19 years. Upper and lower normal reference intervals for each analyte were determined by nonparametric methods as the 0.975 and 0.025 fractiles, respectively. Newborns(More)
Age- and sex-specific reference intervals based on the 0.025 and 0.975 fractiles of data derived from a healthy pediatric population are presented for zinc, copper, selenium, iron, ferritin, retinol, alpha-tocopherol, and related analytes in serum. Age was an important covariate for copper, selenium, retinol, and tocopherol, and ferritin in boys. Strong(More)
To determine whether selenium deficiency is common among low birth weight infants in our neonatal intensive care unit, we surveyed blood samples from healthy full-term and preterm infants born in our hospital over a 3-month period. Selenium was measured by electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry. Glutathione peroxidase was measured in plasma by an(More)
Compound depressed skull fractures occur commonly from assault with various sharp and blunt objects. The use of a stiletto heeled shoe as an offensive weapon has not been reported before as a cause of such an injury. However unusual the history of assault, a clear picture of the mechanism of the injury is vital. Patients with scalp lacerations following a(More)
The unexpected autopsy finding of Wernicke encephalopathy in three children who died after prolonged enteral feeding prompted us to examine the incidence of thiamine deficiency in three high-risk pediatric populations. We also measured riboflavin and pyridoxine activity in the same groups. We used activated enzyme assays (erythrocyte transketolase,(More)
ABSTRACT. Abnormalities of humoral and cell-mediated immunity have been described in Down syndrome but reported findings have been inconsistent. Confounding factors have included age, institutional versus home life, hepatitis B antigenemia, and zinc deficiency. To clarify this problem, we studied 64 children with Down syndrome (DS) compared with an(More)
To determine whether orally administered zinc supplements could correct the abnormal humoral and cell-mediated immunity of Down syndrome, we randomly assigned 64 children with Down syndrome, aged 1 to 19 years and living at home, to receive either zinc gluconate or placebo daily for 6-month periods with crossover from one regimen to another. Control(More)
We analyzed blood from 450 healthy children and adolescents, ages one to 19 y, as well as term and preterm infants, to define age- and sex-specific reference intervals for numerous blood constituents. Reference intervals were derived by using nonparametric methods to determine the 0.025 and 0.975 fractiles. Ten serum proteins were measured with the Behring(More)
INTRODUCTION Although variations in the technique of awake craniotomy (AC) have been widely reported, a key member of this interdisciplinary procedure is the healthcare professional performing assessments of neurological function during resection. The expertise of the latter will depend on the neurological function to be tested and on available resources of(More)